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, 5.7 magnitude quake rattles Mexico, Docuneedsph


MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck central Mexico on Friday, seismologists mentioned, triggering alarms within the capital the place anxious residents poured into the streets.

Regardless of the panic, there have been no fast stories of accidents or vital harm.

The quake struck 59 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of San Marcos in Guerrero state at a depth of 19 kilometers, in keeping with the nationwide seismology service.

The tremor triggered Mexico Metropolis’s alarm system, which makes use of seismic displays to provide residents advance warning of a quake.

However in the long run it was barely felt within the capital, the place metropolis authorities mentioned there have been no stories of harm.

Within the resort of Acapulco, situated in Guerrero state nearer to the epicenter, the tremor was felt extra strongly, inflicting vacationers to flee their inns.

“It caught us off guard and we panicked pondering we must always go away urgently however I couldn’t get out as a result of one in all my daughters was taking a shower,” mentioned Virginia Hernandez, a vacationer from Mexico Metropolis.

Mexico is steadily shaken by earthquakes, significantly alongside its Pacific coast.

In 2017 the capital was hit by a 7.1 magnitude tremor that toppled buildings and left 370 individuals lifeless and 1000’s injured all through the nation.


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